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Permanent Worksite Closures: Extended Mass Layoff Events and Separations in the U.S. by Major Industry Division, 2002–2006



The following table provides the layoffs and job separations in the United States by industry for the years 2002 to 2006. A mass layoff is a separation of 50 or more employees for more than 31 days. Separations indicate the number of employees laid off.

Industry

Layoffs

Separations

2002 2004 2006 2002 2004 2006
Total, private nonfarm1 1,155 746 621 298,634 159,867 153,718
Mining 11 4 (2) 1,761 789 (2)
Utilities (2) (2)
Construction 14 16 18 2,820 2,718 1,377
Manufacturing 575 357 314 116,142 71,013 67,228
Wholesale trade 42 28 21 7,099 4,815 4,265
Retail trade 169 94 81 74,152 24,921 40,784
Transportation and warehousing 71 24 23 25,682 5,423 7,852
Information 52 30 30 10,745 8,282 6,537
Finance and insurance 39 36 34 9,279 8,714 5,510
Real estate and rental and leasing 5 5 3 674 1,299 296
Professional and technical services 24 26 17 6,612 4,136 2,970
Management of companies and enterprises 4 (2) 3 1,150 (2) 367
Administrative and waste services 72 38 24 24,780 9,345 5,226
Educational services (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2)
Health care and social assistance 30 35 16 5,954 7,397 3,109
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4 (2) 3 3,685 (2) 320
Accommodation and food services 17 34 20 3,307 8,410 6,150
Other services, except public administration 17 13 11 3,430 1,868 1,387
Unclassified establishments 5 896

1. Data on layoffs were reported by employers in all states and the District of Columbia.

2. Data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: www.bls.gov/mls/mlsreport1004.pdf .



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Youth Employment Trends Labor and Employment Extended Mass Layoff Events and Number of Workers Laid Off by Industry, 2004–2006


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